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She rubs some cornflour on her hair, what happens next will amaze you!

Corn flour can be a quick fix for oily hair and also keep skin infections at bay.

Written by Bhakti Paun Sharma | Published : September 30, 2015 1:35 PM IST


Cornflour Beauty Benefits

You have definitely added corn flour as a thickening agent in many food items, especially soups. But did you know, corn flour isn’t just a kitchen ingredient and deserves a place on your vanity shelf too? Here are some beauty hacks using corn flour that work.



Dry shampoo: A tried and tested remedy, corn flour is a quick fix for greasy tresses. Mix some corn flour with unsweetened cocoa and sprinkle some on the roots. A quick massage to spread the powder followed by combing will help get rid of the greasiness. It is not an alternative to shampoo and does not clean the hair, but removes the grease and is an amazing quick fix.  Also Read - Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction: Breathing Difficulty After A Run Could Be A Warning Symptom of Exercise Induced Asthma


Body Odour

Body odour: It can be quite a put off and one of the reasons for body odour is sweat. Corn starch or flour has moisture absorbing properties and also helps kill bacteria. Dabbing some corn flour on your armpits will control the sweat and prevent body odour.



Foot infections: Moisture and sweat between toes often results in fungal infections and smelly feet too. Sprinkling some corn flour between fingers and one your feet before wearing socks and shoes will not only keep the odour away but also prevent infections or corns and calluses.


Prickly Heat

Prickly heat: Scratching your back every now and then can be embarrassing. Go natural and replace your talc with corn flour. It will absorb all the moisture and keep your skin dry and prevent friction too.  Also Read - 7 Symptoms of High Blood Pressure You Should Know